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Wisconsin ranks below national average in private sector job growth


MADISON (WKOW) -- New numbers released Wednesday show private sector job growth in Wisconsin is below the national average.

Wisconsin ranks 37th in private sector job growth over the 12 month period that ended in June. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says from June 2012 to June 2013 private sector job growth went up by about 1 percent. The rate across the country is 1.9%, nearly double Wisconsin's rate.

Wisconsin gained 23,963 private sector jobs in that time. Governor Scott Walker has promised to add 250,000 private sector jobs by the end of next year. 


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